Great Texts/Big Questions: Jyoti Mistry & Jacki McInnes
As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA) presents curators Jyoti Mistry & Jacki McInnes.
The curators will reflect on the conceptual undertaking of the exhibition When Tomorrow Comes – showing at Michaelis Galleries from 4 August to 9 September – that provides interpretations of the apocalypse, the end of times and its visual expressions. While the exhibition includes some international artists, it focuses particularly on what an ‘Armageddon’ might mean in a South African context.
The lecture will be followed by walkabout of the exhibition conducted by the curators.
Jyoti Mistry is a filmmaker and Associate Professor at the Wits School of Arts. She has been guest professor at institutions in Addis Abba, Amsterdam, Berlin, New York and Vienna. She has published widely on the topics of multiculturalism, identity politics, race and memory.
Jacki McInnes is an independent arts practitioner who has practiced variously as artist, arts writer and curator since obtaining her (BA)FA with distinction from UNISA in 2001. She won the UNISA Fine Art Faculty Medal in the same year and went on to complete an MFA at Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2004.
The lecture will take place from 17:30 – 18:15 on Thursday 11 August 2016 at Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town. The walkabout will follow immediately thereafter, from 18:15 – 19:00 at Michaelis Galleries.
Refreshments will be served from 17:00. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.
For more information, contact the ICA office: +27 21 650 7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When tomorrow comes brings together a range of preeminent South African and international artists to engage with ‘apocalypticism’ – confronting the orthodoxy of ‘end times’ and thinking beyond it to forms of survival, regeneration and rebirth. Participating artists include Willem Boshoff, Steven Cohen, Marianne Halter & Mario Marchisella, Volker März, Jacki McInnes, Jyoti Mistry, Mohau Modisakeng, Moffat Takadiwa and Diane Victor. The exhibition is curated by Michael Titlestad, Jacki McInnes, and Jyoti Mistry.